“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.”
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.” – Proverbs 12:15 NASB
The Bible is very clear, a fool thinks that only his way is the right way. Nobody else can be right. Only my opinion on the matter is correct.
First I want to make something clear from the start. Just because someone disagrees with you does not make them a fool. Everyone has a right to their own opinions. If someone has an honest opinion that is different from mine, that is ok.
What makes someone a Biblically-defined fool is when they want to have an opinion (that they usually try to pass off as a fact when there is no evidence), and they do not want you to have an opinion yourself. They just want to talk, interrupt you, not consider other ideas, etc.
Well I had this experience a while back with someone. Basically there was information posted online that people were debating whether it was true or not.
Well this person thought since he had found other information on the Internet that contradicted the first set of information that was given, the first set of information had to be false, since his trusted sources said otherwise.
My argument was that he could not actually know if the information he gathered was in fact true since there was no way to verify that the information he found was accurate, even though I never said that he was wrong.
Well that did not go over well with him. He just argued and argued (while laughing at me and never really had any argument that I could tell), until he just dropped himself from the debate and did not want to talk anymore. Basically his attitude was…agree with me, or we are not going to talk anymore. I did my best to be civil and polite with him.
When I thought about it later, I realized that I had been arguing with a fool. He did not care who was actually right (which since neither of us could prove what we were saying, it was just our own opinions), and he didn’t want me to have an opinion of my own.
The Bible talks about people who will laugh at you making statements about something as being a fool. “If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.” – Proverbs 29:9 ESV
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